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CM Buzdar orders release of media houses’ dues

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LAHORE-Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar on Tuesday directed the officials to pay dues of the media houses at the earliest. Presiding over a meeting of the media committee at his office, Buzdar laid stress on effective contacts between the government and the media. He said that funds would be released on priority for payment […]


Minister assures CPNE of early payment of dues

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Punjab Information Minister Sumsam Bukhari has assured that outstanding dues of newspapers would soon be paid and that newspaper publications would be provided with the Punjab government’s advertisements on equitable basis. “Punjab chief minister will also hold a meeting with officials of the Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) soon,” Bukhari said on Wednesday during […]


Award to be given after consensus of newspaper owners, workers: Wage Board chief

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Lahore: Justice Hasnat Ahmad Khan, Chairman of the Wage Board for newspaper workers, said on Sunday he would announce the award after consultations with, and obtaining agreement of, newspaper owners and employees. Speaking at a Meet the Press Programme of the Lahore Press Club, he said the interim relief for newspaper workers announced last week […]


Non-fiction: Urdu’s journey from newsprint to novel

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It is 1879 and, in the highly cultured and sophisticated city of Lucknow, an inquisitive and rather eager young man by the name of Azad — enigmatic but appropriate — is sauntering through the streets and localities taking note of how the rituals of Muharram are practised. As he records his sharp and humorous observations, […]


PM forms body for setting media strategy for PTI leaders

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ISLAMABAD   –    Prime Minister Imran Khan has constituted a four-member committee for setting media strategy for members of the federal cabinet and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf senior leaders on daily basis to highlight the federal government’s initiatives and achievements in electronic and print media, The Nation has learnt. Well-placed sources told The Nation that Federal Minister for […]


Outstanding dues: CPNE stages protest outside Sindh Assembly

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KARACHI: The Council of Pakistan Newspaper Editors (CPNE) on Tuesday organised a peaceful protest outside the Sindh Assembly, asking the provincial government to pay outstanding dues to newspaper organisations and to ensure transparency in the award of government advertisements. The demonstration was attended by a large number of workers and owners of newspapers and the CPNE […]


Literary Notes: Urdu novel’s historic comeback in 21st century

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IRFAN Javed is a voracious reader and a writer, too. He writes fiction, pen-sketches and, perhaps for a change, criticism. A few years ago he wrote a piece in a newspaper on new arrivals and, citing many new Urdu novels, concluded that Urdu novel was staging a revival. Though I was already convinced, publication of […]


Readings by Faryal Gauhar: Author and rights activist shares her thoughts on social issues

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A television personality of yesteryear, Faryal Gauhar, read portions from books authored by her to an enraptured audience at the Majmua Art Gallery on Saturday. The subject of the readings extended over a vast canvas. In her inimitable style and impeccable English, she read portions on a number of social issues, extending from the bordello […]


Literary Notes: Need for a national book foundation for children’s literature

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EVERY year, in the first week of April, International Children’s Book Day (ICBD) is celebrated. It is meant to inspire the love of books and reading in children and bring children and books together. Celebrated since 1967, ICBD coincides with the birthday of Hans Christian Anderson (1805-1875), a great writer of stories for children, who […]


Book on 12 prominent personalities of Larkana launched

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LARKANA: Speakers showered praise on Muslim Shamim at a book launch ceremony for his work Dabistan-i-Larkana which detailed life and times of 12 prominent personalities of different fields produced by this historic city. In his book, Mr Shamim had also tried to compile literary, political and social history of Larkana and work towards uniting Sindhi […]


Effective laws urged against ‘degrading’ media content

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry has written a letter to the registrar of the Supreme Court of Pakistan in which he has said that the media had obtained deep access into and affected all classes of society but the law against humiliating and dishonouring content was not as effective as it needed to be. He […]


APNS sounds alarm at state of media in country

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KARACHI: The All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) on Saturday voiced concerns over the state of media in the country and criticised the government for its failure to clear media dues, at the annual general council meeting of the body held at APNS House, Karachi. A statement issued by the APNS said that Hameed Haroon was […]


APNS general body meets to discuss issues

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Karachi : The annual General Council of the All Pakistan Newspapers Society will meet on Saturday (tomorrow) at 11:00 a.m. at APNS House, Karachi, said an APNS press release on Thursday. APNS secretary general Sarmad Ali announced that the General Council will discuss conditions prevailing in the newspaper industry and take decisions to address problems […]


New broad-based media association formed

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An announcement has been made regarding the establishment of a broad-based and comprehensive organisation named the Pakistan News Media Association (PNMA). Zia Shahid has been appointed the chairman of the organising committee for the new entity. As per the plan, the committee has been tasked with framing a constitution for the PNMA as well as […]